Being open about illness helped Jussi Kivimäki cope with Parkinson's disease - HS in English | HS.fi

Being open about illness helped Jussi Kivimäki cope with Parkinson's disease

Jussi Kivimäki wrote a monologue about the illness he was diagnosed with 15 years ago. JUSSI KIVIMÄKI was only 49 when he was given a diagnosis that turned his life upside down. His symptoms that began as obscure aches and pains in his leg were found to be caused by Parkinson's disease.

7.6.2014 5:02

To start with, Kivimäki had only complained about the strange sensations to his colleague who had advised him to make a doctor's appointment. On a work trip to Central Finland, Kivimäki understood that something was wrong when his hands felt so stiff and clumsy he could not hold a pen properly.

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